Student Drowns in Lake

[Nyasa Times] A Fourth Year Polytechnic student, Evance Banda, died on Saturday after drowning in Lake Malawi in Mangochi, police have confirmed.

[Nyasa Times] A Fourth Year Polytechnic student, Evance Banda, died on Saturday after drowning in Lake Malawi in Mangochi, police have confirmed.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

VP Mnangagwa’s Opposition Links Challenged

[Zimbabwe Standard] A former Central Intelligence Organisation operative who tried to spearhead a Zanu PF splinter party over a decade ago claims Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was not involved in the project.

[Zimbabwe Standard] A former Central Intelligence Organisation operative who tried to spearhead a Zanu PF splinter party over a decade ago claims Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was not involved in the project.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

16 Killed in Maiduguri Suicide Bomb Attacks

[Premium Times] The Police Command in Borno on Monday said 16 persons were killed and 18 others sustained injuries in multiple suicide bomb attacks on Sunday at Muna area of Maiduguri.

[Premium Times] The Police Command in Borno on Monday said 16 persons were killed and 18 others sustained injuries in multiple suicide bomb attacks on Sunday at Muna area of Maiduguri.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Malabu Scandal – Despite Prosecution of Shell, Top Officials, Nigeria Allows Continued Operation of Oil Block

[Premium Times] When Vice President Yemi Osinbajo addressed attendees at a two-day conference on ‘Beneficial Ownership’ in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, he made reference to the Malabu scandal. Mr. Osinbajo said Nigeria was still grappling with the ne…

[Premium Times] When Vice President Yemi Osinbajo addressed attendees at a two-day conference on 'Beneficial Ownership' in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, he made reference to the Malabu scandal. Mr. Osinbajo said Nigeria was still grappling with the negative consequences of the use of secrecy by senior government officials and their cronies between 1993 and 1998 to award themselves juicy contracts in the extractive industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Increase in Visual Impairment Concern

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Dikgang Makgalemele says Botswana, like most developing countries, continues to battle with blindness and visual impairment issues.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Dikgang Makgalemele says Botswana, like most developing countries, continues to battle with blindness and visual impairment issues.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Firing Deputy President Could Be Political Suicide for Zuma

[Daily Maverick] It is now beyond trite to say that tensions are rising within the ANC, and that the stakes – money, power, lives, an entire country – are huge. In the past, it has been easy to smack down the more outlandish speculation. But President …

[Daily Maverick] It is now beyond trite to say that tensions are rising within the ANC, and that the stakes - money, power, lives, an entire country - are huge. In the past, it has been easy to smack down the more outlandish speculation. But President Jacob Zuma's latest Cabinet reshuffle, in which he failed to consult the ANC's top leadership, and his apparent reasons for it, show that we are now at a stage where almost anything, including the removal of Cyril Ramaphosa as Deputy President, can indeed happen. By STEPHEN G

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa